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Nanocochlea monticola Ponder and Clark, 1993

Diagnostic features

Differs from other member of genus in the shell being larger and wider.

Classification

Nanocochlea monticola Ponder and Clark, 1993

Class Gastropoda

Subclass Caenogastropoda

Order Littorinimorpha 

Superfamily Truncatelloidea

Family Tateidae

Genus Nanocochlea Ponder & Clark, 1993

Original name: Nanocochlea monticola Ponder and Clark, 1993 in Ponder, W. F., Clark, G. A., Miller, A. and Toluzzi, A. (1993). On a major radiation of freshwater snails in Tasmania and eastern Victoria - a preliminary overview of the Beddomeia group (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Hydrobiidae). Invertebrate Taxonomy: 7: 501-750.

Type locality: Large stream flowing from Lake Skinner, Snowy Mountain Range, Mt Fields National Park, southeast Tasmania.

Biology and ecology

Under boulders and in moss in streams and springs.

Distribution

In streams and springs flowing into Lake Skinner, Snowy Mountain Range, Mt Fields National Park, southeast Tasmania.

This species is known from several stations on the track leading to Lake Skinner, a tarn at the top of Snowy South, Snowy Range. The type locality is at the mouth of the lake, where it lives under boulders and in moss and is the only tateid present.

Further reading

Ponder, W. F., Clark, G. A., Miller, A. C. & Toluzzi, A. (1993). On a major radiation of freshwater snails in Tasmania and eastern Victoria: a preliminary overview of the Beddomeia group (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Hydrobiidae). Invertebrate Taxonomy 7: 501-750.

Ponder, W. F., Clark, S. A., Eberhard, S. & Studdert, J. B. (2005). A radiation of hydrobiid snails in the caves and streams at Precipitous Bluff, southwest Tasmania, Australia (Mollusca: Caenogastropoda: Rissooidea: Hydrobiidae s.l.). Zootaxa 1074: 1-66.